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    Owen Farrell was penalised for rolling on the ground with the ball just before half time in the match today vs Ireland (about 39 mins on the clock).

    Commentators seemed to think it was harsh as there were no Ireland players contesting for the ball. And to me it seemed no worse than what we saw in Round 1... Has something been said?

    I have to say I didn't like seeing so much rolling in Round 1 as it seemed to prevent a fair contest for the ball.

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    I thought it was a bit harsh in the context of what is being allowed.
    However it is supposedly one of the focus points this season.

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    I thought OF was lucky not to get pinged for tackling Bundee Aki when he (Farrell) was on the floor. It was just after Conor Murray misjudged the Ford kick in front of the posts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Decorily View Post
    I thought it was a bit harsh in the context of what is being allowed.
    However it is supposedly one of the focus points this season.
    it’s been pinged this season, and no way it was momentum, so if material it’s a cheap one to give away :-(

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    Default Re: Rolling on the ground - Owen Farrell

    I wondered if the ref might already have warned about rolling ... or perhaps mentioned in PMB

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    It wasn't as bad as Zammit in the wales game. At one point he was tackled (debatable whether he was held or not) he then crawled forward on his hands and knees for about 6 or 8 feet. No attempt to get to this feet. Play on.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Phil E View Post
    It wasn't as bad as Zammit in the wales game. At one point he was tackled (debatable whether he was held or not) he then crawled forward on his hands and knees for about 6 or 8 feet. No attempt to get to this feet. Play on.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Phil E View Post
    It wasn't as bad as Zammit in the wales game. At one point he was tackled (debatable whether he was held or not) he then crawled forward on his hands and knees for about 6 or 8 feet. No attempt to get to this feet. Play on.
    i remember

    I just wonder if on the back of that, there was a directive this weekend for everyone to be hotter on it - and all the teams would have known that, so effectively a warning

    just a guess, because it would have been an odd PK fro OF, if had come completely out of the blue...

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    Default Re: Rolling on the ground - Owen Farrell

    If it is a new crack down/missive, it will be ignored again by two weeks time, same as all the other similar "oo we really shoud do something about this" messages

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    Default Re: Rolling on the ground - Owen Farrell

    Quote Originally Posted by belladonna View Post
    Commentators seemed to think it was harsh as there were no Ireland players contesting for the ball. And to me it seemed no worse than what we saw in Round 1... Has something been said?
    Dallaglio claimed nearly every decision that went against England was harsh. He might as well have been wearing an eye-patch in the commentary box. I wouldn't pay much heed to him.

    Yeah, others have got away with it in other games, but it was a clear penalty.

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